In this powerpoint, you will teach your students about landforms in a fun, creative way that will be memorable for them. The second slide introduces students to the landform dinosaur. They are instructed to draw the dino on their own paper or notebooks exactly as I have drawn. This image can be seen in the preview for this download, except it will be blank, The words will come later in the slides. The next slide will have their first landform, "mountain/mountain range." The slide will show a real-life image of the landform and a kid-friendly definition. The next slide, will have the blank dinosaur, and you will ask students which part of the dinosaur they think best represents mountains. When they point to the spikes on his back, you will click again and the word will appear where it belongs. This goes on for the entire slideshow, repeating the process of a real-life image followed by a blank representation of the dino in which the kids can guess where the landform is. At the very end, the last slide has all the labels where they belong and says "finish up and color your dinosaur and turn him in!" This way, any child who missed a label can catch up.
The landforms taught include: Mountains, Plains, Hills, Valley, Plateaus, Bay, River, Lake, Island, and Peninsula.
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